Archive for December, 2013

A Happy Thanksgiving and Flowers

December 3, 2013

We do pray that you had a Wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!  Kent and I are in Phoenix, Arizona again.  We spent Thanksgiving with a Professor of the Christian College where I (Jan) volunteers doing the flower planting.

We had  such a good time with them and lots of delicious food.  Prof Jim and his wife Shirley have 3 daughters. Two of them came and some friends and one had a boyfriend.  While we were getting to know one of the girls who is a teacher in a local school, we were asking about her family. We found out that she is the daughter of an old college friend of ours. Wow! I was very surprised and pleased. We loved Bill in college and have met his family before but only met his daughter once about 10 years ago.  We even had time to call Bill up. What a fun surprise!

We are enjoying our friends here in Arizona and also being back to a more “stable” schedule again. We are again parked at the same Mobile home park that has spaces for a few RVs and enjoying the warm weather here.

When I came back to the college landscaping I saw lots to do. It was much less than in previous years. As some staff had planted some of the boxes so it looked nice for the beginning of the school year.

So here the boxes are before trimming and planting.


I did some trimming and planted a few flowers for some “pop” of color. Everything is looking really good now.


There were two larger flower beds that had needed everything done. So here is a before:



Here is when I was done. I was able to salvage lots of Sweet Alyssum (the little white flowers around the edge) from plants that just sprung up from some being planted there last year.


Now I have turned my talents to working on trimming bushes and other things around the campus. There always seems to be something to do so that is not a problem.

Kent is back in the swing of things in missions ministry. He has made contact with several students at Arizona Christian University where I volunteer too. There is a team going to Japan this summer from there.  So we are excited about that too.

God is blessing us and using us in His Kingdom work for which we are very thankful. We are thankful for all the ways He uses us.

May God bless you today too!

Love Jan for the Roaming Reimers

Update on Kent’s parents

December 1, 2013

We are so glad to let you know that Kent’s parents are doing well. Their car accident wasn’t as bad as we thought a few weeks ago.

Dad Reimer did break his sternum and was bruised and had abrasions. But overall he made a quick recovery.

Mom had ribs on both sides of her body that were broken and her sternum as well. Because of that she was in danger of pneumonia and did have over a liter of fluid taken off her lungs at one point. Mom is still in rehab and trying to get better enough to go home too.



Dad Reimer went home two days ago. Our daughter, Kara went to Washington to help them. Kent’s sister LeAnn has been there ever since the accident and Kara can help her too. We are so grateful for all the prayers and concerns. May God Bless you!

Jan for the Roaming Reimers